A Note on Calculating the Average Span of Control

3 Pages Posted: 14 Apr 2021

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Felipe A. Csaszar

University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business

Date Written: January 12, 2021

Abstract

This note derives a formula to compute the average span of control of a hierarchical organization, fixing a mistake that had gone undetected in the literature for almost 60 years.

Keywords: span of control, organizational structure, organization design

JEL Classification: D20

Suggested Citation

Csaszar, Felipe A., A Note on Calculating the Average Span of Control (January 12, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3814000 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3814000

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